Just had some excellent beef from Billngs - the long suffering and much cherished Mrs Nigel turned it into Boeuf Bourguignon and it was delicious .
Billings remains my go-to place for sausage and ham - consistently good as well as other meat and of course fish .

I understand Mina’s fish curry sauce is due to make a return - for those who haven’t tried it - do . Basically a wonderful home-cooked style dinner in 10 mins - make up some nonsense about how you learned to cook it whilst you were a sous-chef in Kerala and you are the Indian Nigel Slater .

Other recommendations are their bacon - always good and their pork chipolatas- took 2 kilos to Wales in October ( there were 4 of us so not as piggy as it sounds ) and they were highly appreciated .

When I pass the crowd outside Roses in E Dulwich I am very glad we have Billings - I think they are better value and better quality and they are all very nice peeps too .


Billings is my weekend treat for both meat or fish. Also helpful and knowledgeable which is handy as I usually have no idea what I want. Otherwise I always have their sausages in freezer as back up.


Did all Christmas food shopping this morning on Sydenham high street without having to venture into car and big shops. Collected my Christmas order from Billings, then added sausages, bacon and pork pie for good order. Popped into fresh & fruity next door to get all fruit and veg. Went to little Sainsbury’s for the 2 bits I couldn’t buy in local shops. Luckily had another helper for carrying but most relaxing Christmas shopping ever!!


Although I haven’t bought too many things from too many butchers - their back bacon is the best I have ever had. Absolutely delicious.

I’ve made a resolution to buy more from independent shops and buy less stuff which comes in plastic - as a result I’ve been going to Billings and Fresh and Fruity on a weekly basis (as well as using milk and more for milk/juice and occasional eggs and the Penge food hub).

Should’ve done this years ago.